Bulverhythe Housing Development
NoticeIn the coming weeks, our specialist contractors will be carrying out drainage surveys and site investigation works on the site. This will involve some light plant and machinery being on site for short periods of time but the majority of the site will always be accessible.
The council is working on a proposal to build around 190 new homes off of Bexhill Road as shown below.
This will help us meet housing demand in the town and provide funds for vital local services. At least 40% of the homes will be 'Affordable Housing' which will provide local residents with the chance to purchase homes through Shared Ownership and to rent at an affordable price. There will also be homes available for general sale on the open market.
Latest News - May 2020
Following a range of consultation events and a planning pre-application process, the council is now working towards submitting a full planning application for the scheme. The council will be carrying out site investigation works and drainage surveys on site in the upcoming weeks which are required in advance of the planning application being submitted.
The council is acutely aware of the need to deliver new housing to help meet local housing need and is reviewing any potential implications as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Planning Pre-Application Proposals
The information below was presented by the development team at the public pre-application planning forum on 13 January 2020.
- Principle of development of the site for housing
- Housing needs and mix of units
- Former use of the site as sports pitches
- Design (site layout, building typology, materials and landscaping)
- Quality of the proposed residential units
- Impacts to neighbouring residents
- Impacts to biodiversity and trees are key considerations
- Highways impacts and vehicle parking
- Location of site within Flood Risk Zone 3
- Section 106 planning obligations
- Running order: architects, landscape architects, transport engineers, flood mitigation engineers.
The current layout